Josh Scott Moa Beer Founder

Founder & Cicerone

Josh Scott, a winemaker by trade, founded Moa Brewing Co. in 2003. He discovered his passion for craft beer while studying winemaking in France and California.

When he moved back to Marlborough he was unsatisfied with the current beer offerings in N.Z. and set out to recreate a few of the craft brews he tried overseas. Using some of his father’s old winemaking gear out back, he started Moa Beer. Josh has since become New Zealand’s only qualified Cicerone, the rest, as they say, is history.


 David Nicholls Moa Beer Head Brewer

Head Brewer

David has been brewing for over 30 years, training in London, Berlin and Amsterdam, working within some of the World’s largest breweries.
After growing tired of the corporate beer world, David made his return to New Zealand. He ending up running into Josh at the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival where he was sampling some of Josh’s beer and told him exactly what he thought of it. Josh challenged David to do better and the following Monday morning David showed up and did just that. He hasn’t looked back.